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The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

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The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (also known as Owen Field or The Palace on the Prairie) is the on-campus football facility for the University of Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, Oklahoma. The official seating capacity of the stadium, following recent renovations, is 82,112, making it the 15th largest college stadium in the United States and the second largest in the Big 12 Conference.

The stadium is a horseshoe-shaped facility with its long axis oriented north/south, with the north end enclosed and the south end partially enclosed. Visitor seating is in the south end zone and the southern sections of the east side. The student seating sections are in the east stands, surrounding the 350-member Pride of Oklahoma which sits in section 29, between the 20- and 35-yard lines.

Photo by Marc Ira Hooks, 2015. Stadium information courtesy of Wikipedia

Lyon Chapel at The University of Mobile

Lyon Chapel

The century-old St. Stephens Baptist Church was moved to campus in 1987, restored, and renamed Lyon Chapel in honor of former trustee Willie Mae Lewis Lyon. The chapel is an acknowledgement of the commitment of Alabama Baptists to the university they established and their continued support.

Photo by Marc Ira Hooks, 2015.  Chapel information courtesy of The University of Mobile –